Problem Solving Assessments for Chapter 13:
The Road to the Civil War


In this chapter, a number of questions are presented after brief sections of text. Following is a pdf for the questions as well as the answers. Click on either one to have it printed.

Ch. 13 Questions     Ch. 13 Answers

Your Name:

  1. The People in the South grew angry when tariffs were imposed that affected them more than it did the people in the North. What do you think would happen if a tax were passed that only affected the people in your hometown?

  2. Congress attempted different strategies to compromise the differences of opinion between the Northern and the Southern states. Do you think that compromise was a wise manner to handle these differences? Why?

  3. Laws are made for many different reasons. This is true both in the time before the Civil War and in our present time. Name two of the reasons that laws were made during the time you have read about in this chapter.

  4. Abolitionists felt strongly that slavery was wrong. They were willing to fight and even risk getting punished in order to end slavery. The Republican Party was formed to stop the spread of slavery. Can you think of other ways that individual people might have worked towards ending slavery?

  5. Toward the end of this chapter you read about the beginning of a new political party which wanted to change government called the Republican Party. Why might a new political party begin in your lifetime?